WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2018 – Following President Trump’s nomination of David Porter to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“President Trump’s nomination of David Porter to a federal judgeship is a direct affront to Pennsylvanians, tens of thousands of whom made it clear they were opposed to a judgeship for Porter when it was suggested just a few years ago. It’s also an affront to Sen. Bob Casey, who recognizes that Porter would be a threat to the rights of Pennsylvanians and millions of other people within the Third Circuit. Porter is anti-worker, anti-choice, anti-marriage equality, and anti-environment. His nomination over the stated objections of so many of his fellow Pennsylvanians, as well as one of his home-state senators, is one of the clearest examples yet of this White House’s complete disregard for the rights of everyday people and their elected representatives.”